A summary of the aims and background of our organisation
Why we were formed
Ryedale Community Transport (RCT) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee and was established in 2005 to provide affordable, rural transport solutions for people who are disadvantaged because of physical or mental disability, geographically isolated or through deprivation and poverty.
Our Mission Statement is:
Ryedale Community Transport takes over where public transport stops, providing transport options for residents who have no other means of travelling, by offering affordable journeys for groups and individuals.
The Importance of our role
The principle activity of RCT is the provision of community transport, offering transport solutions to rurally isolated communities and groups, individuals with special transport needs for example those with mobility issues and young people accessing training, education and jobs. Transporting our Members to medical appointments always takes the highest priority on our journey schedules.
These objectives are achieved through the operation of the following services:
- Volunteer car scheme.
- A Wheelchair accessible vehicle service.
- A Group travel minibus service.
- A Wheels to Work moped loan scheme.
We also carry out contract work, such as home to school transport, registered bus services and social services journeys, as well as a fortnightly Shopper Bus. RCT also operates the wheelchair loan scheme on behalf of the British Red Cross, which no longer has a presence in Ryedale.
The Wheels to Work project is primarily aimed at helping people to pursue work and job opportunities, or to access education and training, in order to enhance their employability. This project is very well received by both clients and sponsors, as it helps to set people off on an economically viable path in life.
Increasing demand and our determination to meet that demand
The call for our services has significantly grown in recent years and there are strong indications that community transport will increasingly be needed in the Ryedale area.
The demand for the car scheme often exceeds availability, despite a constant recruitment drive for new volunteers which has seen an increase in number from 34 drivers in December 2010 to the present with 48 drivers. New volunteers are always very welcome.
A big contributory factor to our success is our team of staff and volunteers. Here at RCT we pride ourselves by having friendly, professional and dedicated staff and volunteers that are always happy to help.
Our depot and offices are situated at:
2 Minster Court, Hugden Way, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 9NJ
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